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ASA Releases New Tenth Edition of the Jewelry Appraisal Handbook

by Jessica Wilhelmy | Jun 02, 2021

Last updated in 2016, ASA's Jewelry Appraisal Handbook is an indispensable reference work for the practicing gems and jewelry appraiser.

The 2021 edition includes revised and updated chapters on topics like retail markup, conversion charts for weights used in jewelry appraising from selected countries and ASA's gems & jewelry online resources project. It also includes new chapters on diamond laser inscriptions, lab grown diamonds, colored gemstones hue wheel/terms/tone/saturation scales, opals, major jewelry periods, metals, watches, USPAP, appraisal review and more.

This comprehensive handbook was updated to include current information and best practices in the appraisal profession. The Tenth Edition aims to continue the handbook's reputation as the authoritative resource for the appraisal of gems and jewelry assets.

The Tenth Edition is available in three formats: PDF OnlyBook Only and Book & PDF Bundle.

Past purchasers are eligible to receive a 15% off discount on new purchases through August 31 by calling (800) 272-8258 or e-mailing

The PDF version of the handbook is available to view online. Purchasers will receive an e-mail after the placement of an order with download instructions, which will include setting up an account with the online data service. To maintain security, the e-mail address used for the purchase will appear as a watermark on each page of the handbook.

The hardbound printed edition is in production and ordered copies are expected to be delivered after early July 2021. Additional fees apply for international orders. For international quotations, e-mail your complete mailing address and phone number (including country code) to